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“Forced to sell”- Serie A club chief hints Man United target could leave this summer

Milan Skriniar is on the radar of Man United. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
Milan Skriniar is on the radar of Man United. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Inter Milan CEO strongly hints at Milan Skriniar exit amidst Manchester United interest

Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has strongly hinted at the potential exit of Milan Skriniar this summer, with Manchester United having shown an interest in signing him. The former’s words have led to suggestions that the central defender is expected to leave them ahead of the next season.

Inter are looking to raise some funds in this summer transfer window just as they did last campaign with Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku’s sale. Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni have been touted to be two potential options for that reason, but Bastoni is thought to be in line to stay at Giuseppe Meazza in the future.

That could pave the way for Skriniar’s departure this summer, with Marotta inferring that they would sell someone from the central defensive position. Speaking in an interview with Radio Rai (h/t The Sun), the Nerazzurri chief revealed that they would rather sell a centre-back as it is quite easier to replace them rather than a striker.

“It’s certainly easier to replace a centre-back than a striker. Probably we will be forced to sell someone in that position.”

Inter CEO strongly hints at Milan Skriniar exit amidst Man United interest. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Milan Skriniar could be solid this summer. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

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Marotta’s words could be true after all, as Torino superstar Gleison Bremer is stated to be lined up as a replacement for a centre-half right now. If that is the case, then we should look to do our best and facilitate a move for Skriniar ahead of the upcoming season.

That being said, we would face stern competition from Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain for Skriniar’s signature. That makes things a whole lot difficult for us as our delicate situation does not paint us as an attractive proposition for world-class players.

That could be the case with the Slovakian as well, considering how Champions League football eludes us, unlike the case with our competition. In such a case, it remains to be seen if we can pip others to get our hands on the centre-half this summer.

Milan Skriniar is also a target for Chelsea, PSG and Spurs. (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)
Milan Skriniar is also a target for Chelsea, PSG and Spurs. (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)

That would be a major coup from our side, considering how the 27-year-old has arguably been the best central defender in Serie A over the past few years. He would undoubtedly boost our struggling backline that leaked a whopping 57 goals in the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, more than the relegated Burnley.

Harry Maguire’s bleak form was well-documented last time around, while Victor Lindelof has not attained the level it requires for him to become a regular for us. Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are past their best selves, so it would be wise to part ways with them as soon as possible.

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That paves the way for Skriniar’s addition but whether that is on the cards or not remains to be seen in the coming weeks. The fans would hope that is the case, but realistically, Erik ten Hag would have a tough task at hand in convincing him about his project in this situation.

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